Thursday, November 19, 2020

Manchester Woman Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Abetting Drug Distribution

            CONCORD - Quinn Pollock, 31, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court to aiding and abetting the distribution of controlled substances, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

           According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 24 and June 26, 2019, Pollock and her co-defendant participated in two drug transactions with confidential sources who were working with law enforcement.  These transactions involved methamphetamine and fentanyl.

           Pollock is scheduled to be sentenced on February 23, 2021.

           “The distribution of methamphetamine and fentanyl has been a scourge for New Hampshire communities” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “Manchester has been especially hard hit.  Through Operation SOS, we are working with the Manchester Police Department to target and prosecute the drug dealers who threaten the health and safety of the hardworking people of the Queen City.”

           “Ms. Pollock’s criminal behavior will not be tolerated in the city of Manchester,” said Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg.  “Her actions put others in danger and anytime we can take someone like that off the streets, we consider it a victory. The Manchester Police Department worked hard on this case and I am very pleased with this outcome.”

            This matter was investigated by the Manchester Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joachim Barth.

            This case is part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.).  In July of 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of S.O.S., which is being implemented in the District of New Hampshire and nine other federal districts.  The goal of S.O.S. is to combat the large number of overdoses and deaths associated with fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.   In New Hampshire, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is focusing its efforts on prosecuting synthetic opioid trafficking cases arising in Hillsborough County, which includes Manchester and Nashua.

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